Mini Tank 101

Mini Tank 101

Tired of waiting for hot water? Reclaim those lost minutes by speeding up how fast hot water gets to your faucet.

As the temperature outside cools with the changing seasons, so does the incoming water temperature in your house or business. This makes washing hands a COLD affair and you may have to wait minutes for hot water to reach your faucet.

Many people don’t realize that one of the main reasons hot water takes a long time to reach the faucet is simply due to the distance between the water heater and the fixture. The further away a fixture is from the water heater, the longer it takes for the hot water to travel to it. Once you’ve opened the tap at your sink you must flush the cold water out of the pipe before the hot water is able to reach you.Mini Tank 101 - EccotempThe simplest and most effective solution to this problem is a mini tank water heater. They can easily be installed under sinks for single applications and plumbed in line with your current hot water system to reduce wait time and waste, and in return they provide hot water quickly and efficiently.

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Straightforward Installation

Installing your mini tank water heater is straightforward and can easily be plumbed in-line with your existing plumbing. You may need to add an outlet if one isn’t handy, but most users can add a “tail” off an existing GFCI to get a code compliant outlet to power the water heater. Always consult local building codes and an electrician for advice on your particular situation.

Water connections are a snap, just route the current hot water line into the inlet of the mini tank water heater, and the output from the mini tank water heater to the hot connection on the sink.

After installing a point of use mini tank water heater, the faucet pulls hot water directly from the small tank installed under the sink providing immediate hot water. The cooled water that travels though your pipes will now be stored in the mini tank to be reheated and continue to supply this instant hot water source.

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What Model Do I Need?

Eccotemp has two mini tank water heater lines to choose from: the Original Mini Tank Series and the New SmartHome Mini Tank Water Heater Series.

Normal use, like a sink in a bathroom or kitchen, is best paired with a smaller mini tank model like the Eccotemp EM-2.5 (our original Electric Mini Tank) or our new ESH-2.5 (Smart Home Electric Mini Tank). Both models hold 2.5-gallons of water and can fit under most sinks. They both attach to your existing hot water line and use a standard power connection, making installation a breeze.

Most people find the 2.5 gallon models sufficient for their needs. However, if you have a higher usage installation like in an office kitchen, busy bathroom, or small clinic sink, then the EM-4.0ESH-4.0, or EM-7.0 will allow more hot water to be stored at a single point.

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Our SMARTHOME Mini Tank Water Heaters pair with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant to allow smart voice commands such as: “Alexa, turn my Mini up to 110 degrees” or “Hey Google, turn my Mini off.” Use the Eccotemp mobile app to track energy consumption, adjust temperatures, set heating schedules, or even detect product and network errors. Want to know the actual energy cost? The Eccotemp mobile app allows you to see real consumption statistics with an associated dollar amount.

Compact, point-of-use electric mini water heaters are specifically designed to fit in even the smallest spaces where other types of water heaters can’t. They can become a lifestyle change by making water consumption more convenient and comfortable. With so many uses, the possibilities are endless! 

Find The Right Water Heater

Our agents are here to help find the right water heater for your installation and needs. Tankless water heaters are not a one size fits all!

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